Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Berries And Carrots

Early in my tenure on the Hill, enthusiastic and ill-informed attempts at home gardening left me convinced that I was somehow deficient in getting blueberries to set fruit or carrots to gain any size at all. I assumed the slugs got every wild strawberry.

I learned the other day that my kid and his friends had seen to the harvest, berry by berry and root by root as things ripened to perfection. The sheer entertainment value of foraging  is worth the trouble of setting in a few plants and shrubs. Make sure that edibles are in a clearly defined area of the property. If you landscape with edibles, make sure there are no tempting poisonous berries and roots, like nightshade, growing inside your boundaries -30-

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